Punyaka, Puṇyaka: 8 definitions


Punyaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puṇyaka (पुण्यक).—

1) A religious or virtuous act (such as fasting &c.).

2) A religious rite or ceremony, a festival &c.,

3) = पुण्यम् (puṇyam) 5; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.3.97.

-kaḥ Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: puṇyakam (पुण्यकम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṇyaka (पुण्यक).—n. (kaṃ) A meritorious act or obligation of a religious nature, as fasting, praying, &c. E. puṇya virtue, kan added.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṇyaka (पुण्यक).—[puṇya + ka], n. 1. A festival, Mahābhārata 15, 407. 2. A ceremony performed by a woman in order to keep the love of her husband and to get a son, 1, 817. 3. The observance of this ceremony, 1, 760. 4. The presents given to the woman on this occasion, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 7654 (m., corr. perhaps idaṃ for imaṃ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṇyaka (पुण्यक).—[neuter] a cert. religious ceremony.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Puṇyaka (पुण्यक):—[from puṇya] n. Name of a [particular] ceremony performed by a woman (= puṇya n. q.v.), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] the present made to a wife on the occasion of the P° ceremony, [Harivaṃśa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṇyaka (पुण्यक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. A meritorious act, as fasting, praying, &c.

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Punyaka in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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